MEGAPHONES PRESENTS A POETRY READING BY
MEGAPHONE is pleased to present a reading by the Hungarian poet and translator Dáni Dányi..
Dáni Dányi is a translator and poet from Budapest, Hungary. He writes original works in English, as well a in Hungarian, and had been an active participant on the local expat literary scene. This is his first reading in New York, from his poem collection Budapest Self-Written, an autobiographical series focusing on Budapest locations. It is a voyage through time, space, histories public and private, and verse in and out of form. He has translated American Beat writers as well as such volumes as Istvan Pivarcsi‘s A Transylvanian Vampire Expert’s Short History of the Undead. Samples of his work appear as well on the Műfordítás website and in the New Europe Writers collection Budapest Tales.
The reading will be followed by an open mic. Please sign up at the door.
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation
MEGAPHONE is a continuing monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. Megaphone is designed in accord with the Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann both by encouraging study of avant-garde artists of the past and by providing a venue for contemporary art which employs experimental techniques and tests conceptual boundaries.
The first season of events includes readings of new work by Anne Gorrick, Robert Kelly, George Quasha, and Charles Stein, workshops on chance operations and homophonic translation, and other programs centering on Rimbaud, Tzara, and the role of Surrealism in the work of women and négritude poets.
The series is produced by Janet Hamill and William Seaton.